Adelaide River Show Society

The Adelaide River Show Society is a non-profit organisation established to maintain and conduct a society for the promotion and encouragement of cultural, sporting, recreational and social activities in the Adelaide River area and to co-operate with other societies in the promotion and encouragement of cultural, sporting, recreational and social activities in the Adelaide River area.

Funds raised through the major annual events, the caravan park and the ARSS Club are used to maintain the facilities which have been built over the years and are an important asset to the Adelaide River community and wider Coomalie region. The majority of the work is done by volunteers. Excess funds are channelled back into the community. Our major annual events bring added business into our town and help give Adelaide River a high profile.

Adelaide River Races

The Adelaide River Races, set in beautiful shady grounds, feature a seven-race program, with TAB and bookie facilities on site. Bar and food facilities are available, along with children activities. There’s also ‘Fashion on the Field’ and 2-up after the races. Sleep under the stars after a day of outback country racing, with fashions on the field, kids activities, a concert and dance, and even horse races!

Adelaide River Retro Races

Join in the excitement of a traditional country race meeting with live racing on the Territory’s only
turf track! With gates opening at 11am, enjoy a drink from the fully licenced bar with a choice of affordable premium wines & champagne on offer along with delicious food available throughout the day.

Adelaide River Show

Join in the thrill of a rodeo, camp draft and rural show.

The Adelaide River Show, in the Adelaide River township south of Darwin, features a rodeo, polo cross, gymkhana and camp draft as well as competitions in arts and crafts, flora art, cookery, photography, horticulture and agriculture, and farm produce in both adult and children sections.


At Adelaide River turn into Dorat Road (the road to Daly River) and 700 metres the Adelaide River Show Society Showgrounds are on your left.


The Adelaide River Show Society is a voluntary organisation which looks after the showgrounds and runs 2 major events- the races and the show. It has a caravan park, a community pool and a club which operates Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The venue is also used for special events such as weddings. The club is the “hub” of the local Community